Alumni across the country are invited to join in celebrating the bicentennial with this virtual faculty lecture series. In our second event, join Madeline Wade, associate professor of physics, for a seminar and discussion on how AI can help us understand the densest objects in the universe.

Wade is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, which is an international group of scientists studying one of the most elusive messengers in the universe, known as gravitational waves, coming from dramatic collisions of the densest objects in the universe. AI is becoming an increasingly prominent tool in the process of detecting and studying gravitational wave signals. Join Wade in learning about some of the current applications of AI in gravitational-wave physics, with a specific emphasis on work being conducted by the Kenyon LIGO group.

200 Years of Learning in the Company of Friends Lecture Series

As part of Kenyon's yearlong bicentennial celebration, this six-part virtual event series will highlight some of the College's best known faculty members, including several Trustee Teaching Excellence Award winners. The events will coincide with the academic calendar — including a summer break — and cover a variety of topics in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Here's a look at the spring line-up: